Records

The crab who would be king

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, despite his one-of-a-kind technique and because of his steely grit, sits on the brink of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' greatest ever run maker

The wrecking ball and the subtle knife

Ian Botham will soon be overtaken by James Anderson as England's leading Test leading wicket-taker. The two couldn't be more different from each other

ODI cricket

Cricket and semantic satiation

In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, Andy Bull analyses how Twenty20 cricket and rule changes have made traditional ODI strategies redundant, and remarks that mind-boggling batting feats have become so common, it's bewildering for fans

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

The Johnson show

New Zealand cricket

Corey Anderson thrives on confidence

Self-belief plays a big part of Corey Anderson stunning rise from backyard cricket to national hero, as he reveals in an interview with Alan Perrott for the New Zealand Herald

Is this good for cricket?

World records are being broken but it points to a deficit in skills at the international level

Finch offers a glimpse into the future

Of all of the records in the game, T20's are the most breakable, because the format is the youngest and its limits are not yet in sight

Why statistics don't fascinate me anymore

Even though today's batting and bowling records are more unbreakable than they have ever been, the corresponding feeling of awe is missing

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia on the verge of history

After the Lord's debacle, Australia are 0-2 down in the Ashes and have very little to cheer. Malcolm Conn in Australia's Telegraph brings to light some foreboding statistics to add to the list of Australia's worries.